By Frank Oshanugor
Authorities of Sokoto Police Command have described as fake the news trending in the social media that, armed bandits broke into Sokoto State mosque and kidnapped 48 worshippers.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Command’s spokesman, ASP Sanusi Abubakar said such fabricated story by an online publication (weetalknaija.com) was capable of
misleading the general public and create chaos into the minds of law abiding citizens of Sokoto State.
The statement added that “it is pertinent to state that, members of the public should be wary against deception and lies concocted by unverified news websites and further replicated in many online publications.”
“Sokoto State Police Command is very much aware of the prevalent security situation in the state, working tirelessly for a lasting solution in conjunction with other sister agencies. While reiterating our commitment in sustaining peace in the state, we call on members of the public to cooperate with security agencies in the fight against banditry and other crimes,” the statement noted.